Victorian Society New York Emerging Scholars

The Victorian Society New York invites university student historians and recent graduates to submit proposals by March 10 for its annual "Emerging Scholars" evening event on May 10, 2023. The nonprofit VSNY (, founded in 1966, supports scholarship about every aspect of 19th-century and early-20th-century culture, including architecture, literature, theater, fine and decorative art, immigration, economics, politics, education, gender roles, reform movements, music, fashion, and food. Topics for recent event winners have included an electric gown, Civil War panoramas, and accusations of hatpin savagery.

For the May 10 event, 6 to 7:30 pm (in person if global health conditions permit, otherwise via Zoom), VSNY will bring in three current students or recent grads to each give a 20-minute presentation and then field questions. Send 200-word proposals (preference given to American/New York topics) and CVs by March 10 to

Speakers will receive a free VSNY year membership ($40 value), and their talks will be recorded and made publicly available on VSNY's website.

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